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Letters

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Watercolour pencil technique

I enjoy reading the letters’ page in Leisure Painter and thought that some readers may like to consider a technique that I tried at a watercolour workshop that I attend.

I am not good enough yet just to paint a subject without drawing an outline first. When drawing delicate subjects, such as flowers or birds, in watercolour where I don’t want the graphite outline to show through, I used to paint carefully up to the inside of the line (without going over it) then rubbed out the graphite when the paint was dry. This I found challenging so I tried an alternative method.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the October issue of Leisure Painter (now 80 pages PLUS this month's 16-page art courses and holidays supplement). Aimed at beginners, less-experienced amateurs and hobby painters, LP is the best-selling practical art magazine in the UK. Inside you'll find practical advice, exercises and demonstrations on how to paint with watercolour, acrylics, acrylic inks, oils, pastels and drawing media, as well as tackling mixed-media approaches. With everything from adding figures to your beach scenes to gardens, flowers, animals, still lifes and landscapes, we aim to fill your painting hours. There's even a challenge to complete a miniature medieval initial letter in gold this month. Then sit back and view the award-winners of this year's Leisure Painter Open Competition, and read news on exhibitions, diary events, art club activities, the latest practical art books and our online home, PaintersOnline. The final 16 pages of this month's issue will help you plan your next art course. Enjoy the issue!
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